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August 2022
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Member Focus - Clyde Companies
WGA Geothermal Initiative
GASB Survey
WSLCA / NASTL History
Employment Opportunities
Member Focus
Established in 1926 as WW Clyde, Clyde Companies have grown to be one of the oldest and strongest construction and building material companies in the Intermountain West and Great Plains region.  Clyde’s growth includes eight different companies which range from an investment capital company which focuses on land development, a building materials company and an insurance company that provides coverage for construction companies.
 
Clyde is very invested in the communities in which they do business.  Community outreach over the years has resulted in the company donating millions in cash and products.  They invest heavily in local education programs and have established close relationships with school districts, local universities and trade schools. 
 
Additionally, they have forged strong partnerships with leading associations and innovators in the construction field as well as being involved in major industry associations and key government and municipal agencies.
 
NASTL is very grateful to have had The Clyde Companies as our Premier Diamond Sponsor at the annual conference held in Park City, Utah in July and appreciate their support in funding education.
 
WGA Geothermal Initiative
Pagosa Springs in Colorado (Photo Credit: ThinkGeoEnergy)
During the June meeting of the Western Governors Association, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced his initiative, “The Heat Beneath Our Feet.  The initiative will examine the various market, technology and policy factors that affect the development and deployment of geothermal technologies, and evaluate strategies to scale geothermal technologies across the West considering different energy policy landscapes, available geothermal resources, and technology and workforce maturity, and how these factors influence the potential deployment of geothermal solutions. It will seek to develop key findings on geothermal energy applications, land use planning, and market barriers in the West. 
 
The WGA has developed a survey to help leadership design the initiative by identifying: (1) priority issues for gubernatorial leadership, including regulatory, technical, economic, and workforce opportunities for states to support the development of geothermal projects; (2) best practices and case studies for geothermal energy development; (3) federal policy issues for potential WGA advocacy; (4) individuals or organizations interested in participating in workshops and other opportunities for engagement; and (5) current markets for technologies and companies. 
 
As our member States explore and continue to develop their own geothermal resources it can be important to have a voice in the development of this asset on trust lands.
  A link to the survey can be found here.
NASTL's member states have an opportunity to share thoughts with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) concerning capital assets.  Providing GASB information about our unique roles as often as we can is always a good idea.
 
A survey of governmental financial statement preparers regarding their use of information about capital assets is currently underway. The survey is part of a GASB research effort to evaluate financial reporting of capital assets. (Further information about this research effort can be found on the dedicated page on the GASB website.)

The survey should take about 10–15 minutes and can be accessed by following this link.  The deadline for completing the survey is Friday, September 9, 2022.

If you would like to review the survey before responding, you can download it in its entirety from the first page of the survey. You also can save your survey answers once you have started and return to complete the survey later.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this survey. Your input is vital to the GASB’s efforts to improve the information in governmental financial statements.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact GASB Senior Project Manager, Scott Reeser (sareeser@gasb.org). 
WSLCA/NASTL History
Our Association has a long history of bringing states together to strengthen their ability to fulfil their individual mandates.  The first meetings were held in Utah in 1931 prior to establishing the Western States Land Commissioners Association (WSLCA).
 
In 1947, WSLCA was officially created and retained that name, and various logos, until 2020 when the National Association of State Trust Lands came into being.
 
The first Association conference was hosted by New Mexico, and was held in Santa Fe in 1946; the year prior to the official beginning of WSLCA.  We are looking forward to returning to that incredible city in July 2023.  The picture shown here is of the Lensic Performing Arts Center which was erected in 1931; just a few short years prior to the first conference.  Let's do it again in 2023.  Start planning now to attend.  
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